Thursday, December 19, 2013

Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board gives award to Shakopee printing company

Imagine! Print Solutions, Shakopee, received the 2013 Bob Killeen Quality Award at the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board's (WIB) annual legislative and awards event Dec. 13 at the Eagan Community Center. The award recognizes companies for their quality practices. Imagine! does point of purchase materials, packaging, commercial printing, flexography labels, kitting and fulfillment, and more.  


"The result of their high focus on quality programs is that they provide problem-free products to their customers so these companies can be successful and grow. They also go out of their way to help clients address other areas that they could improve such as efficiency, because they want to be a good partner and help companies succeed," noted Vance Boelter who nominated the company.


The company has three important quality-related initiatives in place, including: process improvement teams; a "lean enterprise" called Imagine! Streamlined Philosophy; and Ideas for Excellence, a robust employee suggestion program for continuous improvement.


The award was named for Bob Killeen, Sr., a long-time labor representative who previously served on the Workforce Investment Board. He was a leader at recognizing the importance of quality practices and worked diligently to advance the use of quality processes.


The Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board oversees employment programs and WorkForce Centers in Dakota and Scott counties, including sites in Burnsville, Shakopee and West St. Paul.


Attached: From left, Vance Boelter of the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board with Imagine! Print Solutions' Anne Olson, Steve Dusek and Rachael Moore.

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